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Current Open Positions

Youth Programs Instructor 

Help children build deep connections to nature!

 

Position Summary

Earth Native Wilderness School is seeking an experienced, outgoing, competent, organized and motivated applicant to instruct year-round at our environmental education youth programs. Will work at various locations both in Austin and Bastrop, TX. This position offers an incredible opportunity for educators to make positive impacts in children’s lives by helping them develop deep, lifelong connections to nature. 

 

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with a team of instructors and directors to design and implement cohesive and exciting youth programs for (primarily) youth ages 5-12 with some positions focused on pre-school age and others with teenage youth

  • Provide high quality outdoor education program instruction at various youth programs 

  • Weekly communication with parents and families regarding program curriculum, logistics, and individual student progress

  • Help maintain a safe and functional outdoor school learning environment

  • Assist with outreach on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.) and at local events

REQUIRED Qualifications

  • At least two years’ experience teaching outdoor education programs or similar related experience

  • Highly enthusiastic, motivated, and self-directed

  • CPR and First Aid Certification required before starting work

 

REQUIRED Skills

  • Must have knowledge and skill in most of the following areas:

    • General Naturalist Studies

    • Basic Wilderness/Outdoor Skills

    • Basic Wildlife Tracking

    • Navigation and Mapping

    • Hazards of Central Texas

    • Basic Flora and Fauna Identification for Central Texas (or similar skills from another bio-region)

  • Must have experience instructing and implementing immersive outdoor youth programs

  • Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Must be creative, responsible, organized and be able to work on their own and in small teaching teams with little oversight

 

Preferred Skills/Training

  • Experience with nature connection mentoring such as Art of Mentoring, Coyote Mentoring, Kamana Naturalist Training Program, or similar place-based mentoring

  • Graduate of (Wilderness Awareness School’s) Anake Leadership program, RDNA Program, AWC Certification Program or similar environmental education program. 

  • Cybertracker Track and Sign Certification Level I or above

 

Pay

Average of 32-40 hrs a week/Pay rate $14-18/hr DOE

 

Benefits

  •  4 weeks of paid vacation annually (one week at Thanksgiving, two weeks at Winter Break, one week at Spring Break)

  • Unlimited free Earth Native adult courses and trainings 

  • Health insurance benefits

  • Paid job-related injury/illness and maternity leave 

How to Apply - 

Click here for online application

We are now accepting applications. First interviews will be scheduled for the week of June 29-July 3.

Position begins August 17, 2020

For more information about the position, please call us at 512-299-8870

 

YOU MUST HAVE EXPERIENCE!

Now Accepting Applications

 

Seasonal Summer Camp - Outdoor Education Instructor

Help children build deep connections to nature!

Position Summary

Earth Native Wilderness School is seeking several outgoing, competent, organized and motivated applicants to instruct at our outdoor education summer camps. Seasonal Instructors will work primarily at our Day Camps at McKinney Falls State Park in Southeast Austin. This position offers an incredible opportunity for educators to make positive impacts in children’s lives by helping them develop deep, lifelong connections to nature. 

 

Seasonal position will start June 1st and will end August 7th (Position start will be preceded by four days of paid training in May.)

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with a team of instructors and directors to implement cohesive and exciting outdoor nature-based summer camps for children ages 3-12.

  • Provide high quality outdoor education program instruction

  • Help maintain a safe and functional outdoor school learning environment

 

REQUIRED Qualifications

  • At least two years’ prior experience teaching youth, preferably in an outdoor setting

  • Must love being outside and sharing a love of nature with others

  • Highly enthusiastic, outgoing, motivated

  • CPR and First Aid Certification required before starting work

REQUIRED Skills

  • Must have knowledge and skill in many of the following areas:

    • General Naturalist Studies

    • Basic Wilderness/Outdoor Skills

    • Basic Wildlife Track Identification

    • Basic Navigation and Mapping

    • Hazards of Central Texas

    • Basic Flora and Fauna Identification for Central Texas (or similar skills from another bio-region)

  • Must have experience teaching youth in an outdoor setting

  • Must be creative, responsible, organized and be able to work on their own and in small teaching teams with little oversight

 

Pay/Hours

40 hours/week

Pay rate $14-16/hr DOE

Typical work hours during camp week are from M-F, 8am-4pm (but do vary day to day).

 

Must be available to attend 4 days of paid staff training May 23-24 and May 28-29.

How to Apply - (NOT CURRENTLY HIRING)

Click here for online application

 

For more information about the position, please call us at 512-299-8870

 

YOU MUST HAVE EXPERIENCE!

NOT CURRENTLY HIRING

 

Forest Preschool Teacher

Help children build deep connections to nature!

 

Wild Life Forest Preschool at Earth Native Wilderness School is Central Texas’s first true forest preschool. Set in the hardwood forests of Bastrop along beautiful Cedar Creek, our forest preschool offers children ages 3-5 the chance to take their first steps towards long-term nature connection. Join our team and help kids build strong life-long connections to the outdoors

 

Position Summary

Earth Native Wilderness School is seeking an experienced, self-motivated, nature-competent, organized and adventurous applicant to instruct year-round at our forest preschool and other nature preschool programs.

 

Position Schedule

This is a year-round, full-time position. During the school year (September-May), you will be an Instructor at Wild Life Forest Preschool, located at the Earth Native Campus in Bastrop, TX, where you will spend all day outside working with preschoolers in the woods. Usual schedule will be Monday-Friday from 8am-3pm, working with preschoolers ages 3-5. During summers (June-August) you will instruct at our preschool-aged summer camps in Southeast Austin.

 

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with a co-instructor and Preschool Director to design and implement cohesive exciting programs for youth ages 3-5

  • Provide high quality outdoor education instruction in various settings, such as open water creeks, outdoor play yard, and on hikes in the surrounding 25-acre forest

  • Provide weekly communication with parents and families regarding program curriculum, logistics, and individual student progress

  • Help maintain a safe and functional school learning environment in rugged outdoor conditions. Wild Life Forest Preschool is outside every day, rain or shine!

  • Contribute to the growth and maintenance of Wild Life Forest Preschool’s outdoor learning elements, such as primitive shelters, swings, balance elements, water-pump system, and more

  • Assist with outreach on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.) and at local events, such as learning festivals, community engagements, and marketing opportunities

 

REQUIRED Qualifications

  • At least two years experience teaching outdoor education programs or similar related experience in the outdoors

  • At least one-year experience teaching preschool-aged children (ages 3-5)

  • Highly enthusiastic, motivated, trustworthy, and self-directed

  • CPR and First Aid Certification required before starting work

 

REQUIRED Skills

  • Must have knowledge and skill in most of the following areas:

    • General Naturalist Studies

    • Basic Outdoor Skills

    • Basic Wildlife Track Identification

    • Basic Navigation and Mapping

    • Hazards of Central Texas

    • Basic Flora and Fauna Identification for Central Texas (or similar skills from another bio-region)

  • Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Must be creative, responsible, organized, and self-directed in small teaching teams with little oversight

 

Preferred Skills/Training

  • Two or more years’ experience teaching preschool-aged children in the outdoors

  • Experience with nature connection mentoring such as Art of Mentoring, Coyote Mentoring, Kamana Naturalist Training Program, Forest Preschool Pedagogy, or similar place-based mentoring

  • Graduate of Wilderness Awareness School’s Anake Leadership program, RDNA Program, AWC Certification Program or similar environmental education program

  • Background in play-based pedagogy, informal learning, or European-based forest schools

 

Pay

Average of 32-40 hrs a week/Pay rate $14-18/hr DOE

 

Benefits

  • 4 weeks of paid vacation annually (one week of Thanksgiving, two weeks of Winter Break, one week of Spring Break)

  • Unlimited free Earth Native adult courses and trainings, such as Survival 101, Bow-Making, Tracking, Medicinal Plants, and more

  • Health insurance benefits

  • Paid job-related injury/illness and maternity leave

How to Apply 

Click here for online application

We are now accepting applications. First interviews will be scheduled for late June/early July.

Position to begin August 17, 2020

 

For more information about the position, please call us at 512-299-8870

 

YOU MUST HAVE EXPERIENCE!

Now Accepting Applications

 
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